Culture

Dance Focus sambas for audience

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Adorned in feathered head-dresses, flowing white fabric, and vibrant colors, the Dance Focus class took the stage last Wednesday through Saturday in four of their semi-annual performances. Comprised of approximately 25 dancers, Dance Focus is a night class that studies and practices a variety of dance styles. The class performs during EPiC’s One Acts at […]

Graduates return from four-years, transfer to COM

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For some Redwood graduates, College of Marin provides a second chance at choosing the right college. Every year, some students leave part way through their time at a four-year university to return home and attend COM. Many do this with the intention of eventually transferring to a different school that they either were not accepted […]

Performer juggles multiple musical activities

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Senior Austin Smith has found his voice. Between singing a cappella, performing in Micetro, and playing with a band, Smith juggles a variety of performing arts. Smith said his musical career began before he could speak, when he would hum along to his mother’s lullabies at the age of two. His first role in a […]

Accutane: A last resort risking serious side effects

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After “Julia” spent two years unsuccessfully experimenting with several different acne treatments, she decided to try Accutane, a powerful medication for severe acne. Accutane is taken in the form of a pill and uses Vitamin A to suppress gland activities that would otherwise cause oil production and breakouts, according to David Laub, a dermatologist who […]

Marijuana impairs drivers, but does it endanger them?

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On nights that “Jessica” is the designated driver for her friends, she would never consider having even one sip of alcohol. A few hits of marijuana, on the other hand, is a totally different story. The fact that marijuana impairs driving is generally supported by lab tests, driving simulators, and road tests alike. However, the […]

Waldorf students reflect on learning environments

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After senior Emmanuel Blanchard-Kabat’s first day at Redwood in 2008, he went straight home and stared at the wall, left speechless by the 1,500 students swarming the hallways. “I could not even fathom the amount of children there were in one place,” Blanchard-Kabat said. “It was really overwhelming.” From kindergarten through eighth grade, Blanchard-Kabat attended […]